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Edward De Bono's Thinking Course by Mind Map: Edward De Bono
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Edward De Bono's Thinking Course

3. Lateral Thinking

po (provocative operation)

purpose, a process to trigger new idea

methods, stepping stone method, use provocative statement, escape method, drop feature of situation, random stimulation, e.g. seed a noun from dictionary

ps (provocative statement)

purpose, a stimulus to trigger a new idea

types, reversal, exaggeration, distortion, wishful thinking, outrageous

1. PMI

Purpose

A method to focus attention on different aspects of a situation

Postives

Minuses

Interesting

2. APC

Purpose

A method to focus attention on alternatives to current situation

Alternatives

Possibilities

Choices

4. CAF (Consider all Factors)

Purpose

A method to exhaustively Identify all the factors relevant to a situation

How

Exhaustively identify all relevant factors

Identify what has been left out?

What else needs to be considered?

5. C&S (Consequence and Sequel)

Purpose: A method to focus attention on consequences of decision over different periods of time

Immediate, -1 year

Short-term, 1-5 years

Medium, 5-20 years

Long term, 20+ years

6. FI-FO (inFormation In - inFormation Out)

Purpose

Identify gaps in information requirements

How

CAF

Identify gaps in information

7. EBS (Examine both sides)

Purpose

explore two ideas

how

PMI for each side

ADI, Agreement, Disagreement, Irrelevant

8. Logic bubbles

Purpose

a method to think about how individuals will rationally act within their surroundings

How

perception circumstance

structure

context & relationship

9. OPV (Other Peoples Views)

How

Identify other relevant actors

See their perspective